SESSION THEME | Vision of Planning

Planning is …

Join a chorus to (re)find your passion for planning

Wednesday 1 April,  

"Planning is a profession that builds communities, protects the environment, enhances economic value and improves the choices for where and how people live, work and spend their leisure time."

Sounds great, right? Yet many of us feel like we spend our days simply pushing paper.

Our peers are losing their energy and passion for planning - how can we get our groove back?

We are struggling to attract people into the planning profession - how can we inspire a new generation of planners?

What do we need to do to reach a destination where planning is valued and where planners feel like their everyday work is delivering outcomes that are achieving a better New Zealand?

This panel will present a range of voices including:

  • An emerging planner

  • An experienced planner

  • An international voice

  • A cultural perspective

  • An energised planner

  • A planner who has lost their mojo...

Bringing together a broad range of perspectives, ideas, and concerns will enable an informed and interesting debate.

You may reluctantly join the conversation, but you'll walk away inspired.

Presenters:  Alex Jepsen and panel

Auckland Planning Team Leader, GHD

For 13 years, Alex has been leading clients through the consents process for major infrastructure projects. Alex is pragmatic and is able to see the bigger picture while still applying attention to detail. Alex works with others to recommend realistic solutions for complex planning and environmental challenges. She is an effective communicator and successfully manages expectations of project teams, clients and stakeholders. Alex sits on the Auckland Branch Committee and is Chair of PAC.


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